De Dion-Bouton 4½HP Vis-à-Vis 1901 for sale

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The 4½hp model offered here was delivered new in the Netherlands to B A Jansen Cycles and comes with the original bill of sale dated 26th January 1902. The car has remained in the Netherlands ever since, enjoying two owners after Jansen (Messrs Daams and Laarman) before being purchased by the current (fourth) owner in 1976. Restored in the 1950s, it also benefits from considerable subsequent refurbishment including a transmission overhaul (c.2003), a new big-end bearing (c.2005) and new wheel spokes (2010). More recently (in 2011) the electrics were renewed and the body repaired and repainted together with the chassis. The leather upholstery remains original. A particularly interesting aspect are its oversize rear wheels. These are thought to have been part of its original specification, being fitted to take advantage of the flat landscape in the Netherlands and to provide greater outright speed than on standard cars.

While in the vendor's care the De Dion has taken part in various rallies including Bodensee, Vannes, Luc Léman and the London-Brighton, the latter on three occasions. One of a mere handful of surviving 1901 De Dions, the car is offered with VCC dating certificate (No. 1335), assorted photographs, FIVA identity card and Netherlands registration papers.

Very original car that is ready for use. Matching numbers!

Seller: Private
Active at PWC since: 19-06-2017

Details for De Dion-Bouton 4½HP Vis-à-Vis 1901 for sale

Make: De Dion-Bouton
Type: 4½HP Vis-à-Vis
Year: 1901
Price: On Request
Advert ID: 222704
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